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It's a Great Feeling (1949)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  1 August 1949 (USA)
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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Trivia

Both William H. O'Brien and William J. O'Brien appear in this film (uncredited) as saloon waiters. See more »

Goofs

When Edward G. Robinson is at the studio gate, a shadow of the boom microphone quickly enters and leaves the upper right of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Jack Carson: Believe me, Dennis, I'll see to it that she is as good in this as Jane Wyman was in Johnny Belinda.
Dennis Morgan: She didn't even *talk* in that one!
Jack Carson: Well, you can't have *everything*.
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References Johnny Belinda (1948) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during the scene in Dennis Morgan's dressing room and on the train
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Doris Day is a treat in one of her funniest comedy roles...
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Doris Day became an old hand at comedy by the time her career was over, but this early musical comedy with Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson is one of her funniest jobs. She plays a waitress at the Warner studio who wants to break into movies. Aided and abetted by Carson and Morgan, she gets her chance at stardom but not before a series of misadventures that are really an excuse to trot out some of the big Warner stars for brief cameos. She gets to warble a couple of so-so tunes but it's her comedy scenes with Bill Goodwin (as the studio head she's trying to impress) that display her true comic gifts, batting her lashes and giving him a silly grin. It cracks me up every time! Dennis Morgan has a nice duet with Day and there are some other standard tunes thrown in, but it's an amiable piece of entertainment, nicely packaged in technicolor. Danny Kaye has an unbilled cameo at the train station--and Irving Bacon does a comic turn that's quite amusing. Guest stars include Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Jane Wyman, Sydney Greenstreet, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker , Ronald Reagan and Edward G. Robinson. The "surprise" ending is a fun twist. And if that's not enough, there's S.Z. Sakall ("Cuddles") for even more laughs.


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